Dalhousie Halifax campuses use natural gas from Canada and the US for the District Energy System. The University is active in pursuing fuel reduction projects through energy efficiency, adding geo-exchange and other heat pump and solar solutions and exploring alternative fuels as they come to market.
For the Agricultural Campus the main heating source for the co-generation system is biomass. A biomass values statement was created for purchasing guidance. Supply focuses on waste products such as bark and sawmill residue from the local area.
Dalhousie is installing onsite solar and geothermal systems. More off-site renewable electricity energy projects are being pursued.
Water is provided by local public utilities through surface water systems, Reducing water consumption helps to conserve a local resource and reduce energy required for pumping. Water fill stations are added in campus buildings to encourage the use of local water.